The Grand Hyatt Shanghai Hotel Review is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities:
- NYC JFK
- Dubai, UAE
- Shanghai, China
- Papeete, Tahiti
- Bora Bora, Tahiti
- Moorea, Tahiti
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Hong Kong Island
- Tokyo, Japan
- Dallas, Texas
Getting There: Take the Maglev and then Uber the rest of the way. The taxi stand outside the Maglev is also a decent option if your data is malfunctioning.
The Grand Hyatt Shanghai must get sick of living in the shadow his younger brother, the Park Hyatt. That is literally the case here as the size and stature of the Grand Hyatt which is in the Jin Mao building is dwarfed by the Park Hyatt which is in the World Financial Center. While both were feuding, the Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world was erected and will be home to J-Hotel, the tallest hotel in the world.
The hotel is located in Pudong across from the Bund where the real nightlife and fun of Shanghai takes place. Pudong is a boring area with nothing to do. The reason to stay on this side is for the view of the other.
The Hotel Itself
The Jin Mao Tower is striking from the outside and from within. There is a lookout point on the way to the hotel room that will make you hold onto your camera a little tighter as you take pictures of down below and up above.
Can I please have unlimited DSUs? Now this is a room. The views of the World Financial Center, the Bund, and an endless skyline make this hotel incomparable.
The Living Room
Need space to breathe? The air is thin up here.
The bathroom was unsurprisingly impressive. One funny note is how the toilet seat would go up anytime it sensed someone approaching. The toilet can be accessed from the bathroom or from the living room so I received a friendly wave each time I passed by.
Why does TPOL love lounges? Because everything is free and unlimited. Open bar and endless snacks are my idea of a good time. In my next life, I will live at an all-inclusive resort.
Although the Park Hyatt is impressive, I enjoyed my stay at the Grand Hyatt because of the Diamond Suite Upgrade and because of the lounge. The Grand Hyatt Shanghai gets overlooked by guests who opt to stay at the Park Hyatt. For a cheaper cash and points options or a booking exclusively based on points, I would select the Grand Hyatt without question.